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Sunday Roundup: 9/25/16

After a kinda good, kinda bad haul from the citywide garage sale last weekend, I was hoping to find better luck searching through some GameStop’s I don’t usually get to visit this week. While a few stores had some new games for me, I have think I’m at the point where GameStop is no longer offering up anything new for my collection. Sadly most stores have all the same stuff visit after visit. So treat this intro as a request for any gamers out there looking to trade in games to trade them in so I can buy them. Thanks! (more…)

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Sunday Roundup: 9/18/16

The City Wide garage sale was this weekend, and while I picked up a good haul of games, most of them were for reselling later (including a copy of Parasite Eve on PS1 for just $2!). There were, however, a couple of games I grabbed from a Craigslist seller I simply couldn’t believe were still available. And then the Dragon Quest VII  port finally released on 3DS this week, so there are a ton of games to go over. Let’s get right into it! (more…)

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Why Do We Collect Video Games?

Collecting video games has been a hobby of mine for over 15 years. Throughout those one and a half decades I found hundreds of excellent games at stellar prices, picked up a whole bunch of random games no one has even heard of, and completed series after series across many consoles and generations. Unfortunately I never really ran into any other serious collectors to discuss rare games with, go on “hunts” together, or generally do game collect-y things with. Recently I did start following the video game collecting subreddit, and from there I’ve started to realize the vast difference between myself and what I can only consider to be the current norm for game collectors. (more…)

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Sunday Roundup: 8/7/16

A few trips to GameStop were sadly uneventful, but a return to my friendly ol’ Sunnyvale store proved to be worthwhile yet again! I do find it weird that whenever there’s a “4 for $40” or “4 for $20” sale, or something similar, I can always find three games I want really quickly, and then have trouble finding a fourth. I usually end up getting trash, which is the case yet again this week. Also, and more excitingly, I went back to the De Anza flea market this weekend! There was tons more booths with video games! I was incredibly impressed by their selection, quality, and, most of all, price! The best find was some Skylanders toys, which I’ll get into at the end here.

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Sunday Roundup: 7/3/16

It’s been a busy couple of weeks. Last Sunday was my birthday, and I had my parents visiting our house here in California! They hadn’t been here before, and I hadn’t seen them in almost two years, so it was a great, eventful visit! Outside of that, there were some big time releases I was looking forward too for a long time that came out these past two weeks, leading to a rather small but high-quality Roundup. Let’s get started! (more…)

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